"Caesar: A Sketch" by James Anthony Froude
Upon its original publication in 1879, Caesar: A Sketch was welcomed as the best account of Julius Caesar in the English language. James Anthony Froude's biography of Caesar is also a general history of Rome. The first six chapters are a history before Caesar's birth. The rest of the book spans 28 chapters ending with the death of Cicero. The author wrote this work during the revival of British imperialism, and draws comparisons between the Romans and the English, at one point claiming "the English and the Romans essentially resemble one another." James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) was Late Regius Professor of Modern History in The University of Oxford. He was a renowned writer and historian, and a close friend and disciple of Thomas Carlyle. He was a controversial figure during his lifetime, and brought down upon himself the wrath of the high church; this did not stop the crowds from attending his lectures, as he was a compelling speaker. As a writer of English prose he has few equals in the nineteenth century.
- Title: "Caesar: A Sketch"
- Author: James Anthony Froude
- Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
- Date: 1893
- Condition: This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as as-is. Please review photos for specifics.
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